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Finance Act 2014

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2.Subsection (1) introduces amendments to Part 6 (charitable donations relief) of the Corporation Taxes Act (CTA) 2010, the main provision covering gift aid tax relief of gifts of company profits to charities.

3.Subsection (2) amends section 189 (relief for qualifying charitable donations) to ensure relief for qualifying donations to CASCs is subject to the anti-abuse provisions in new Chapter 2A.

4.Subsection (3) amends section 192 (condition as to repayment), which applies where a subsidiary company makes a payment to its parent charity before the exact amount of its profits is known. Subsection (3) of section 1 ensures that a repayment by a CASC of any excess payment to its subsidiary to adjust the company’s taxable profits to nil will not be treated as non-qualifying expenditure. Non-qualifying expenditure of a CASC may be chargeable to tax under the provisions of section 666 (exemptions reduced if non-qualifying expenditure incurred) of CTA 2010.

5.Subsection (4) amends section 200 of CTA 2010, which sets out the conditions for a company to be regarded as wholly owned by a charity, by inserting new subsection (4A) which makes provision for CASCs with ordinary share capital.

6.Subsection (5) amends the meaning of ‘charity’ in section 202 for the purposes of Chapter 2, to include `registered clubs` as entities which qualify as charities. This enables the donation of money to CASCs by companies to rank as `qualifying payments` for company Gift Aid purposes.

7.Subsection (6) inserts new section 202A, which applies the definition of a `registered club` given by section 658(6) of CTA 2010 to Chapter 2 of Part 6. A ‘registered club’ is commonly known as a ‘CASC’.

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